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South Korean iPhone User Sues Apple over Unsolicited Location Tracking
By Andy Sim - on 15 Jul 2011, 8:40am

Korean iPhone User Sues Apple over Unsolicited Location Tracking

(Image source: Associated Press)

Kim Hyung-suk, a South Korean iPhone user, filed a lawsuit against Apple for unsolicited location tracking. According to lawyers and court officials, Apple has since compensated Miss Kim one million South Korean won (US$946) for collecting location data without her consent.

Reuters - Apple Inc's Korean unit has paid compensation to a user of its popular iPhone after collecting location data without consent, lawyers and court officials said, the first payout by the company over these complaints.

Kim's law firm, Mirae Law, states that Apple has made the payment last month. On a similar note, U.S. lawmakers have also accused Apple of exploiting location data for marketing purposes; an allegation which the Cupertino company firmly denies. For more on this story, click here


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